Survivor: Game Changers
There's a New Sheriff In Town - Part 2
By Jim Van Nest, BOP Game Changer
April 24, 2017
We come back from break with the losers of the challenge. Once again, they are all upset. Especially Cirie and Sierra who blew the puzzle. They're both on the edge of breaking down feeling like they let their team down. You can tell the game is starting to get to them, especially Cirie. She's normally very cool and collected, but this time, she's taking it really hard.
Time to check in with the winners. The spa area is super-duper. Ozzy loves it. Andrea loves the smell and can't wait to get in the shower. As some of them sit around combing hair and stuff, Tai decides to go streaking through their little pow wow. Like they did in the 80s. Or 70s or 60s. Sometime, dammit! Zeke goes to Debbie and Tai, of all people, and suggests now might be the time to go after Cirie and Andrea. He tells them that Andrea didn't want him to talk to them - which is true, but Debbie, in her ultimate wisdom, doesn't believe him. She tells us that she doesn't believe anything he's saying and that if she wants to make a move, she doesn't need Zeke to make it. There is just terrible strategy all around here. First off, why would Zeke go down this road? He's trying to break off an alliance of 5 (maybe 6) to join the other side and be at the bottom of their 5 (maybe 6)? What kind of sense does that make?? And Debbie is so delusional that there's no way people could be trying to keep stuff from her, Zeke is obviously lying. It's like the keystone cops trying to play Survivor here and for a season called "Game Changers", it's a bit frustrating.
We come back from break to another Probst Sighting! And a very familiar challenge. It's the "Climb to the top of a pole and hang on for dear life" challenge. Probst is quick to point out that Ozzy has won this challenge twice. I'm quick to point out that he didn't go up against Tai and Andrea before. Either way - it seems clear to me that those will be the three battling it out for immunity here. Cirie, Culpepper, Aubry, Debbie, Zeke, Sierra, Troy and Sarah drop out pretty quickly. Ozzy and Tai look like they could sit there all day. Michaela had a very good showing, but she finally drops out. When Jeff asks what happened, she said that Ozzy wasn't getting off that pole, so she'll choose another battle. 40 minutes in and Tai and Ozzy haven't moved. Andrea is showing signs of fatigue and finally drops out. After an hour, both guys are showing some signs that the challenge is getting to them. At the 1 hour 35 minute mark, we start to see a chink in the Ozzy armor. He's getting very restless out there. Tai is also finally starting to move. After a few minutes of struggling, Ozzy finally lets go and Tai wins immunity! Tai is thrilled, not only to have won, but to have lasted as long (outlasted actually) the Queen...er...King in Ozzy.
We come back from break for a nice game of, "It's anyone but...um, Andrea? Zeke? Michaela? Sierra?" Hell, I don't know who's in trouble! Zeke comes back to camp ready to make a move on Andrea. SO, he goes to Sierra to let her know that they're coming for her. He throws Cirie, Andrea and Aubry completely under the bus. But, Sierra isn't buying it. Which is the second time in 2 segments that Zeke is telling someone the honest truth and the listener doesn't believe him. I can't help but think that Zeke is in some trouble here. No one believes him and at the rate he's going, he's about to become an island unto himself out there. So, Sierra goes right to Cirie to ask what he deal is. She tells Cirie that Zeke said they were coming for her. So Cirie takes that back to Ozzy and Andrea. Andrea is pissed and can't understand what the hell Zeke is trying to do here. They decide that they have to get rid of Zeke. They bring Sarah in on the move and she's down for it. Debbie and Sierra are in the hammock discussing who to go after. Sierra kinda feels like it has to be Zeke. Debbie suggests surprising them. Sierra thinks, "Aubry?" Debbie says, "We vote Ozzy." She says they'll never expect it. They decide they're doing. Debbie locks in Troyzan and Tai. Debbie tells us that she also has the extra vote and is not afraid to use it if she thinks she needs 1 more vote.